Tuesday, March 29, 2011

"Trance" Oil - 15" x 20"

Here is the final painting on gessoed illustration board. This is my first time using oil throughout the entire painting process on this type of surface without an acrylic underpainting. It's a bit different from canvas. This is for my portfolio and it will be joining me at Illuxcon 4. Thanks to openimagestudio for photographing! Hope you all enjoy it!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Things Change

This is an unfinished portion of my current piece. On the left is the initial drawing. As you can see from the image on the right it went through a few changes. I constructed the crude maquette after completing the drawing which is my usual process. Inspired by my model I decided to paint over the existing drawing, making the dragon's helmet appear more powerful. Obviously I wouldn't be making changes without permission to do so if this was for a client but considering that it's a personal portfolio piece, I went with the flow. The complete painting will be up on the blog this month.